Enhancing Eyes and Teeth
This is image number seventeen I lightning, so turn off the layers that I made for you actually was going to go in to lead him. So in this image since her eyes or such start brown, I want a light in the iris is so that they pop a little bit more off the screen. This technique is done in every single printed image you see in the magazine of a person, especially entertainment weekly. I tell you when that when everybody was all caught up and lost, the show lost and they had this beautiful. I think it was a double page spread of all the actors and actresses that are in the show. I couldn't believe how fiery their eyes were unbelievable, the ones that had brown eyes, they looked amber and I swear it felt like he could just go inside their eyes and this is exactly what they're doing to the image is so this is an eye lightning technique, it can be used on teeth, it can be used on white survives, it can be used just like you saw on anything that needs to be lightened in the image and it's real...
ly fast, so we're going to create another empty levels adjustment layer double click to close the adjustments panel. And from the blend mode papa me at the top of the layers panel we're going to screen and it's in the lightning category so if you don't remember which mode to choose just think about what you're doing in my darkening and my lightning start with that and then just remember to go one down for darkening and for lightning go one down for that as well so when we changed the blend mo to screen the whole image gets lighter so now we're going to fill that layer mass with black there by hiding all of it we still have our brush still active we're going to press the ex kate of flip flop our color ship so that we're painting with white and this time I'm gonna seem really far in because it's very important in this technique not to color over the rim of the iris this is where you don't want to touch the rim the dark part of the iris so we're going to go down and brush size with the left bracket key and we're going to make sure that we only reveal that lightning on the inner part of the iris taking care not to touch the rim or the pupil I love this technique I do this on every single portrait it's just amazing once you get one I fixed press this space bar and mouse over to the other eye in your image carter with the catch did I color into the catch like I did in the beauty of this technique is that if you mess up do you have to start over have you messed up the original image at all absolutely not press x to flip flop your color chips color back over the area that you did not mean the color across to begin with and if you want to avoid the catch light you can but I want to go ahead and leave it lightened and when we come back out let's take a look at our before and after there's the before there's after that's a pretty incredible change in there now arguably that might be a little too strong so what do we do lower the opacity until it looks realty because you don't want anybody looking at that image and going who spend a little time and photoshopped did you and on the flip side of that if let's look this raised the opacity back up if the eyes were not light enough for you duplicate the layer for a little eyes of the other world vampires are all the rage right now another service she can offer to your clients and a photo shoot senior senior vampires why not yeah yeah so all kinds of flexibility here so obviously that second layer is a little too much for this image so we're going to go ahead and delete that now let's say that I wish she was smiling because your eyes are so perfect but couldn't get perfect eyes and perfect teeth in the same shot, so if you're dealing with a client who has a lot of red and their eyes, maybe they're sick or they didn't get very much sleep or what have you they've got a lot of if their eyes were bloodshot basically, then you can do this on the watch for the eyes as well. I would get you too create two different adjustment layers for that do one for the irises because they're going to need a different level than the whites and then do another one for the whites of the eyes, so go ahead and create another levels adjustment close this panel set the blend mo to something in the light and category screen works really well. Go ahead and fill that mass with black and now, with the brush set to paint with white, come back in and reveal that lightning on lee on the whites of her eyes. This is another trick for taking about five to ten years off of a person's age because as we get older are the whites of our eyes darken and so especially if you work with seniors this khun b a great little retouched to do that just makes them look a little bit younger makes her eyes look a little bit younger, you know and I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with being older I felt that one coming so mouse over to the other eye and again don't ever, ever ever let your clients see you do this stuff because you'll give him a complex oh my gosh, I have to worry about how the whites in my eyes look, I thought I just had to worry about my body and my hair this's terrible, okay, so we're going to call that good so obviously way to white so wouldn't drop the opacity way back to something like twenty percent now let's look at the before and after there's the before there's the after subtle but brighter okay let's take a look at one more image like that where we actually have some teeth its image number eighteen so here's our before here's our after yes, I'll go ahead and delete that layer let's just do it on the teeth this time since we've been working with eyes already is exact same technique, same steps so this is about our fourth image that we've done this on, so go ahead and create an empty levels adjustment layer close that panel change the blend mode to screen make sure you've activated the mask make your four grand color chip black fill the bass with black by pressing optionally on the mac or halt back space on a pc come in with the brush tool set to paint with white and lighten those teeth way easier to do with this method than any other method in the program and you don't have to do it in one brush stroke like I'm doing you can pay release your mouse button pay release your mouse button and if you use a soft edge brush when you're doing this which is all we've been using throughout this whole course then you don't have to worry about the transition between the lightning in the rial photo it won't look retouch and now again toggle the before top of the visibility eye of that layer often on to see the before and the after and that helps you determine how far back on opacity you need to go to make it look more realistic and you may not realize what a change you've created until you toggle that visibility I often on okay, so you do the teeth on one adjustment layer the irises on another layer and the whites of the eyes if they need it on another layer okay, so I would definitely would break up those three pieces and a portrait that way you get individual opacity control over each element that you've done and if you go too far you haven't messed up your decimate layer like if you go overboard on the teeth and you don't have to start over so I like splitting it up twenty desperately because again adjustment layers just don't add a lot of fat to file size so you can have its way more efficient to have a slew of adjustment layers than it is to have a slew of image layers. Any question on the lightning and darkening before we move on to changing the color of anything question from cantor's khun we darken the lips to using the same technique absolutely let's do that real quick that's a great suggestion thank you so we're going to create another levels of estimate layer close up that panel to get it out of the way and from the blimp mode, poppet many were going to choose multiply and then we're going to fill the mass with black to hide the darkening from the entire image and then we're going to go back in with a brush set to paint with white to reveal black conceals white reveals isn't this great a lot of this stuff it's so easy it's just so easy we said, how would you do the lips if they just were dry? If they didn't add a little bit of shine instead of color like to sharpening okay, yeah, I'd sharpen it ok, so let's call that good a little too dark so what can we do drop opacity to something that looks riel so then you can toggle your visibility I often on to see the before and after I mean, when I go up to a little bit more pretty big difference again don't everyone with clients see you doing this? First time I had a professional head shot taken I was really great friends with all those folks that did it and they booted me right out of the room and would let would not let me watch what they did to my photo and I begged them they said, no, you really don't want to know like, oh no, but yes, oh it's just a good idea and never to let your client see the re touches that you do lisa photo marsh would like to know if you can adjust the eye color and whites even if they're wearing glasses yeah, absolutely, yes, we're going to get into the idea of how like her eyes are pretty much closed how you'd expander white in the eyes a little bit you do that at all if we have time for that's the very last technique and I would do it using the liquefy filter yeah in the liquefy filter, which unfortunately is one of two or three filters that refused to run a smart object so you've got no choice but to duplicate your layer then you can use the a bold tool inside the liquefy filter and you just want to make the brush about the same size as the eyes and then just with clicks than it will expand the itis little bit, it bulges, and if you go too far with it, you will create a creature that looks a lot like gollum from lord of the rings, which is fun to d during halloween. Any other questions on that one? I have a question from, uh ree beg gray, who has some people say sharpened last, others say, softened skin last. What do you think is best sharpened lands so softening skin? If you need to do it, that would consider that in the retouching realm. Yeah, so I would do that after color correction before any creative color effects like black and white duo tones and things like that. Did you, uh, yet talk about julie martin wants to know what is the difference between overlay and screen what's the difference between overlaying screen while they're in two different categories of bland modes from one, anything in the light and category is gonna lighten your overall image anything in the overlay category. I like to think of these is my contrast boosters, because they do a little bit of lightning in a little bit of darkling.